Frank Romero was interviewed by Helen Krische in 2006 as part of an oral history project to document the La Yarda and Mexican-American communities in Lawrence, Kansas. La Yarda was a neighborhood of worker housing provided by the Santa Fe Railroad for Mexican-American railroad workers; located near the Kansas (Kaw) River, the neighborhood was largely destroyed by a major flood in 1951. Frank lived with his parents and siblings in Lawrence's La Yarda neighborhood. Frank describes his family's migration from Mexico to Lawrence, and the living conditions in La Yarda. He describes childhood pasttimes, and experiences with school and healthcare. He discusses his family's affiliation with the St. John's Church congregation. He talks about how he met his wife, and the role the Spanish language had in their courtship. Frank also describes his work as a mail carrier in North Lawrence.